The influence of dynamic loading on the sealing performance of cement borehole plugs
AuthorAdisoma, Gatut Suryoprapto
KeywordsCement -- Permeability.
Materials -- Dynamic testing.
Radioactive waste disposal in the ground.
AdvisorDaemen, Jaak J. K.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe objective of this study is to provide an experimental performance assessment of cement borehole plugs subjected to dynamic loadings. This includes the study of dried-out plugs as well as of plugs that have remained wet throughout the testing period. Literature review indicates lack of quantitative data on plug performance under dynamic loading. Nevertheless, it shows that deep underground structures in competent rocks are safer than surface structures, openings at shallow depth, and openings in fractured rocks, when subjected to earthquakes and subsurface blasts. Flow test results indicate that wet cement seals are less permeable than Charcoal granite. Sealing performance is severely degraded when cement seals are allowed to dry. Dye injection tests show that the flow penetrates uniformly through the wet plugs, but occurs only along the plug/rock interface of the dried-out plugs. The permeability of wet and dried-out cement seals does not change significantly after the application of dynamic loads.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Mining and Geological Engineering